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Announcements in 2012

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit adopts the revised Federal Circuit Rule 25 (a) (b, 1 and 2) and the Administrative Order. Both the revised Rule 25 and the Administrative Order are effective on May 17, 2012 and apply to all Electronic Case Filing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for cases opened or reinstated after March 1, 2012.

Online registration for the Federal Circuit Judicial Conference will close today, May 14th. After that date, those wishing to attend the conference may go to the Late Registration Desk at the Conference.  There is, however, no guarantee that space will be available that day. Information about the conference and registration is available at this link.

Notice of Proposed Rule Change

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit proposes to amend its Rules along with the Issuance of an Administrative Order regarding Electronic Case Filing.

This amendment and order are subject to public notice and comment under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b).
Attached for public comment is the revision to Federal Circuit Rule 25 (a) (b, 1 and 2). The new material is printed in red.
The Administrative Order dated May 17, 2012 is issued solely to allow Electronic Case Filing before The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
All suggested alternatives should be submitted according to the attached "Format for Proposing Changes to Federal Circuit Rules."

Comments should be sent to:
Office of the Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20439
or by email
Comments must be received by the close of business on
Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Please see the linked document on how to submit a comment .

On May 17, 2012, the Federal Circuit will hold its Judicial Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Chief Justice Roberts will welcome the participants before the luncheon. Congressman Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and a member of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet will be the luncheon speaker. The conference agenda is available here. Late registration will be available on a first come first serve basis at the conference. 
Please note that additional rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 815 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC, should the Grand Hyatt Washington be sold out. The Hilton reservation phone numbers are 1-877-782-9444 and 1-202-783-7800. In both hotels, rooms have been set aside under the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and/or Judicial Conference.
Effective April 1, 2012, the PACER Internet access fee increased from eight cents per page to ten cents per page and the waiver from $10 to $15 in a quarterly billing cycle.  The 30 page cap on reports and case-related documents (excluding transcripts) will remain in effect for a maximum charge of $3.00. A copy of the revised schedule is available here.